Dull and drab. Those are two good words that come to mind when I look out the window. A steady drizzle is falling through a whist of mist, soaking everything, and this is our forecast for the next 3 days. I work tomorrow, which was originally supposed to be sunny, however that's changed.
One of the most interesting articles I've read regarding Christmas sales is that they picked up this year. Both the New York Times and the Washington Post had articles detailing how Americans spent more this year then had been expected. I guess the economy ain't that bad. Of course, those sales pertain to Christmas presents, not flooring installations, or new doors, or windows. Our paint department has been hopping, but that that's a cheap redo, and even paint is becoming expensive. You see Corporate is going to grab their Market Share anyway they can. by charging more for a gallon of paint, or a quart of premixed grout.
My neighbor stopped over last evening around 8 PM and asked me to turn down the volume of my TV, her daughter was going to bed. I was playing a video game, and there were times when it was loud, and I know that there is zippo sound proofing in the walls. My solution, I'll use my headphones when I'm playing a game. She told me, as she has several times already, that she knows her family is loud, so there will be a catch, they, too, will have to tone down the volume. She's going to need to keep her music down when she's jig-jigging around cleaning her house.
So, what are my plans for today? Clean the small aquarium, work with words, and make a Shepherd's Pie with the left over London Broil. Believe me, you can only eat so many roast beef sandwiches. Hopefully, this is what it will look like. I will let you know.
And, finally, one of the most amusing things I've seen, and one that says a lot, is that our ex moral degenerate president's popularity on his Truth Social Network is falling. This rating is measured by the number of likes that his comments get, and that number is dropping. This is important because it's indicates that the size of his cult is beginning to shrink. They are no longer glorifying every ALL CAPS word he spits out. It's also important because he's obsessed with being number one, an any indicator that proves this not to be the case is bad. His ego requires a cult of millions. This might be a better indicator of his popularity than any poll getting published these days.